[ blath-er ]
/ ˈblæð ər /


foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.

verb (used with or without object)

to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.

Nearby words

  1. blat,
  2. blatant,
  3. blatantly,
  4. blate,
  5. blately,
  6. blatherskite,
  7. blatted,
  8. blatter,
  9. blaubok,
  10. blaue reiter

Also blether.

Origin of blather

Middle English; Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber

Related formsblath·er·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blathering


Scot blether

/ (ˈblæðə) /


(intr) to speak foolishly


foolish talk; nonsense
a person who blathers

Word Origin for blather

C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense

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Word Origin and History for blathering
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